80% with half a million dying is just based on the known mortality rate mixed in with a total infection rate similar to what bman quoted previously (50-70%). It's not a nice bunch of numbers to see but you'd hope it's very much on the worst case scenario side of things. I don't really have too much of an issue with stating numbers like that if it actually spurs people on to starting to give a shit and acting appropriately.Sid wrote: ↑11 months agoThe government's press conference... Pathetic. They're basically doing nothing - still - apart from stopping old people going on cruises.
Meanwhile the Chief medical officer said that 80% of nation could contract it, with half a million of us dying https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... it-says-pm "Johnson himself said many people will lose loved ones"
The Tories have long believed in eugenics. It's been exposed in recent months (posts made by Dominic Cummings' & others). But this really feels like it in action, as in it's just you and your immune system, and only the strongest will survive. Madness, from a hugely rich powerful nation with vast resources and organising abilities. You can't stop the virus but you can slow it down and create the best circumstances to keep the most people alive.
However, when this is combined with Johnson's mind of a bellend, waffle your way through everything nonsense, it really does leave me speechless. You still have such an opportunity to learn from how things went off here in Italy so doing absolutely fuck all and paying lip service to it is almost unbelievable, except that shooting the country in the foot is his favourite pastime.